Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 406

PLOJOUX FOR J. W. BENSON POCKET WATCH WITH FOUR HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS, INCLUDING MINUTE-REPEATER, CHRONOGRAPH WITH MINUTE RECORDER AND A SECOND TIME ZONE; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, hunting-case, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and four horological complications: - Minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 6 o'clock) - 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the oval push-piece located on the case-band at 12 o'clock) - Instantaneous 60-minute recorder (subsidiary dial at 12 o'clock) - Hours and minutes of a second time zone, known as double tour d'heures (subsidiary dial at 9 o'clock, time-setting by push-pin on the left side of the pendant)

Brand Plojoux

Model retailed by J. W. Benson, 62 & 64 Ludgate Hill, London, "By Warrant to the Queen"

Year circa 1890-1900

Movement No. 4 449

Calibre  19''', gilded brass, with going barrel, straightline equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance with gold and platinum poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve

Case No. 4 449

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 19''', gilded brass, with going barrel, straightline equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance with gold and platinum poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve

Dimensions Ø 53.8 mm.

Signature movement (by the maker); cuvette (by the retailer)

HKD 93,000 - 110,000

CHF 11,850 - 14,850 / USD 12,000 - 15,000

Sold: HKD 118,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original